Hack Wilson- Baseball’s Single Season RBI King- Born This day 1900

Hack Wilson was born on this day in 1900. In 1930 with the Chicago Cubs Hack Wilson had one of the greatest single seasons in baseball history. He hit 56 home runs-which was the National League record until the juicers came along in the late 1990’s. Hack’s 191 RBI’s that season still stands as the record and I don’t see anyone beating it. He also hit .356 that season with a .454 on base percentage. The problem with Hack Wilson was he was also one of the biggest drinkers in major league history. His peak years would be short but he did have a few great years. Hack was only 5’6″ and weighted 190. He led the National League in home runs 4 years in a 5 year period from 1926-30. He would only play 12 major league seasons. He would die at the age of 48 in 1948. He was finally elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.

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One response to “Hack Wilson- Baseball’s Single Season RBI King- Born This day 1900

  1. my favorite yarn – was the manager showed wilson and others a worm and put the worm in water and they saw it swim around. then he put the worm in whisky and the worm dies. manager says see what does that show you – wilson – drink whisky and you dont get worms.

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